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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • NA
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Filled with second-rate Brian DePalma twists, noirishly blurred lights and usually solid actors mouthing potboiler brine, The Lodger resembles bottom-shelf '80s dreck. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film might amuse some, especially fans of Alfred Hitchcock, but is likely to annoy almost everyone else. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A good cast can't save The Lodger, the utterly wrongheaded fourth movie version of a 1910 novel inspired by Jack the Ripper. show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    The biggest mystery, perhaps, is why accomplished actors such as Molina and Hope Davis agreed to be in this. show more

  • 30

    What needed to be a taut, structurally sound psychothriller instead malfunctions from the start. show more

  • 20
    Village Voice

    Nodding, winking, and sighing, The Lodger lumbers its way to a final twist so anticlimactic and silly as to warrant an incredulous titter. show more

  • 20
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Prostitutes are not the only things butchered in The Lodger, a spooky story ruined by lumpen dialogue, cloddish performances and a director and writer (David Ondaatje) oblivious to both. show more

  • 33
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    It takes guts to remake what many believe to be Hitchcock's first masterpiece, but what Ondaatje's done with The Lodger could not be mistaken for ambition. show more

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